Devastating floods in India’s Kerala state killed some 500 people, and in their wake, contaminated waters have left thousands at risk of “rat fever,” or leptospirosis. The infectious disease brings on high fever, severe muscle and abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. It is…

Malaria is endemic among under-5s in Zambia’s Serenje district, and treatment delays cost lives—but a pilot study providing lifesaving drugs and emergency transport has proven a remarkable success in reducing malaria's death toll. The MAMaZ Against Malaria pilot study…

Hoping to massively simplify TB treatment regimens, a new clinical trial is set to evaluate whether a new 4-drug regimen can treat up to 99% of existing tuberculosis (TB) cases, including those considered to be multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB). The SimpliciTB regimen…

Pregnant and lactating women should be included in DRC Ebola vaccine strategies, argue members of the Pregnancy Research Ethics for Vaccines, Epidemics and New Technologies (PREVENT) working group.

Measles has hit hard in Europe this year, and the WHO is urging European Region member countries to double down on immunizations to eliminate the disease. With 41,000 infected in just 6 months in 2018, the number of cases in the region has surpassed 12-month totals of every…

The WHO is calling for a halt to fighting in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s northeast region to make room for Ebola response teams. The country’s latest outbreak has spread to a new province from the conflict-ridden North Kivu province—home to 1 million internally…

Antibiotic-resistant infections are killing newborns at an alarming pace in Malawi, and the situation has scarcely improved since 2000 despite stronger health systems. Sepsis killed 20% of newborns in Malawi in 2016, compared to just 2% in the UK. A rare study of resistance…

There’s a growing consensus that sustainable HIV/AIDS programs are built around local systems rather than international NGOs. To that end, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief plans to commit 70% of its funding to host country governments or organizations by 2020…

The WHO called for free and secure access to DRC’s North Kivu for the Ebola response, after global and African regional leaders saw the challenges of the war-zone response up close during weekend visits.  

Our work is based on science and trust, on our ability to communicate reliable information—and on having people believe that information is real. We help Tanzanians change their behaviors to protect themselves from malaria by laying out the advantages of sleeping under…